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Today's News

  • Equine show is

    Wild horses couldn't keep the crowd away from Walnut Way farm's Equine Extravaganza on Saturday.

    The event, attended by about 100 people, was hosted by Marilyn Macfarlane, owner of Walnut Way.

    The crowd enjoyed a wide assortment of riders who treated the audience to everything from a horse and rider in full Arabian costume, to a tiny five-year-old who handled her horse like Annie Oakley.

  • Library reopens after adding new facilities

    The Shelby County Public Library reopened recently after shutting down for renovation.

    The new additions to the library are nearly complete, and will add 5,500 additional square-feet of space, according to Shelby County Library Director Pam Federspiel.

    The library was closed for three weeks while the construction took place and reopened the day after Memorial Day. All that remains now is the delivery of some furniture, which is scheduled to arrive July 25, Federspiel said.

  • Officials: Fair was a smooth ride

    Tacking three extra days onto this year's Shelby County Fair was, for the most part, a good move, fair officials said.

    "Several board members didn't think it would work," fair board secretary/treasurer Jeff Hagerman said. "But a lot of people (at the fair) were very supportive. It was a lot more relaxed atmosphere."

  • Local golfer hopes for gold

    While he won't be traveling to Beijing, a local athlete hopes to win his second gold medal this summer.

    Lance Alexander, of Shelbyville, is one 33 athletes from Kentucky who will compete in the 2008 U.S. Transplant Games in Pittsburgh next month.

    The competition, which is organized by the National Kidney Foundation, is open to any athlete who has received a tissue or organ transplant.

  • Neihof's contract finalized

    The Shelby County Board of Education has ratified James Neihof's contract as superintendent for the school system.

    The contract, which will last from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2012, will give Neihof an annual base salary of $125,000 for the first year.

    In subsequent years, the board can increase his salary by the same percentage rate as the certified teachers with the same rank and experience.

    Neihof's salary just tops the pay of the district's last fulltime superintendent, Elaine Farris.

    Farris' annual salary during her last year was $123,554.

  • Man jailed after escaping from custody in courtroom

    Panic broke out in the courthouse Tuesday morning after a man pushed a bailiff aside and fled before he could be handcuffed.

    Brandon Davis, 26, of Taylorsville, is now lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center after the escape attempt, according to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

    Davis was in Shelby Circuit Court for probation violation, according to sheriff's detective Jason Rice.

  • Community datebook

    Support groups

    June 26 -- Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meets 7-8:30 p.m. at the Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, 2210 Goldsmith Lane, #118, Louisville. For additional information, call the LDA office at 502-473-1256.

    Public can attend

    June 25 -- Shelby County High School's SBDM meeting 3:30 p.m.

    June 25 - The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.

  • Post 37 pitching starting to come around

    Shelbyville American Legion manager Jim Wiley still isn't sold on his team's pitching, but after wining two out of three over the weekend, Wiley did something he hasn't done all year: compliment the pitchers for three straight solid games.

    "I don't know if we have it figured out or not, but we got three really solid games from our pitchers," he said. "We played three pretty decent teams and got good pitching against all of them."

    Shelbyville closed out the weekend with a 5-2 win at Owensboro.

  • Shelby County Fair

    2008 Fair Scenes

  • Shelby County 2008 Fair Scenes

    2008 Shelby County Fair Scenes